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(02-16-2015, 07:28 PM)novatom Wrote:
(02-14-2015, 05:14 PM)surferdude2 Wrote: Sounds good. BTW, Don't overlook the opportunity to post your graphs here if you think you may need help with adjusting your therapy. I notice you list 6 cm H2O as your setting. That's considered a low setting. That's not to say it's wrong but just something that sticks out as a bit unusual.

Thank you, I will. My Dr. set my machine to 6 cm H20 when I started my therapy 7 weeks ago and after 3 weeks, decided to stick with it when he saw that I was averaging 5-6 AHI. My next visit is St. Patrick's Day and I may well have my pressure increased. My average right now is 6.09 over my first 47 days. Untreated is 28.

I'd consider that sub-optimal, and would welcome the opportunity to see a typical graph to tell you what might be the problem. Your first 47 days and current AHI fails the efficacy test. Why would your doctor be satisfied?
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(02-14-2015, 04:16 PM)hcubed Wrote: It's been over a month since using the pap machine. Everything is going better than I expected. The stats are good, AHI is 1.7, and I'm feeling a lot less tired and my morning headaches are gone. The only thing I'm a little concern about is that I'm sleeping less. I usually get around 7 to 8 hours of sleep before using the machine. Now I'm sleeping 5 to 6. Like I said I'm not feeling tired but should I be alarmed by the decrease in the number of hours of sleep I get? Do you guys find that you are sleeping more, less, or the same amount with the machine?

I see the exact same results.

Pre-APAP machine, I absolutely needed 8 hours. My new normal is more like 5 to 6 hours. If I'm really short on sleep, I might see 7. I was never a morning person and I'm now waking up 2 hours earlier. I added two bonus hours per day to my life.
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(02-16-2015, 08:02 PM)Sleeprider Wrote:
(02-16-2015, 07:28 PM)novatom Wrote:
(02-14-2015, 05:14 PM)surferdude2 Wrote: Sounds good. BTW, Don't overlook the opportunity to post your graphs here if you think you may need help with adjusting your therapy. I notice you list 6 cm H2O as your setting. That's considered a low setting. That's not to say it's wrong but just something that sticks out as a bit unusual.

Thank you, I will. My Dr. set my machine to 6 cm H20 when I started my therapy 7 weeks ago and after 3 weeks, decided to stick with it when he saw that I was averaging 5-6 AHI. My next visit is St. Patrick's Day and I may well have my pressure increased. My average right now is 6.09 over my first 47 days. Untreated is 28.

I'd consider that sub-optimal, and would welcome the opportunity to see a typical graph to tell you what might be the problem. Your first 47 days and current AHI fails the efficacy test. Why would your doctor be satisfied?

Thanks for the offer but I'm satisfied with my progress which has gotten even better over the past week. In the past 8 days, my AHI has only exceeded 5 once, every other night has been below that. I'm going to wait to see what my Dr. says when I visit him next month. Besides, I doubt very much that he would do a special request to increase my pressure before then, especially since the trend is downward.
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